is given some spice and interest by an overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully i judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. otherwise vastly overlong and uninvolving. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Filmhouse I I the Untouchables ( 15) (Brian De Palma. US. 1987) Kevin Costner. Sean Connery. Robert DeNiro. 119 mins. The best American drama of 1987 as naive Treasury officer Costner. gritty Irish cop Connery (the part that won him. as best supporting actor. his first Oscar). and a groupof incorruptibles tackle the bloated criminal empire of Prohibition kingpin Al Capone. Edinburgh: Filmhouse I Vice Versa (PG) ﬁ (Brian Gilbert. [18. 1988) Judge Reinhold. Fred Savage. Corrine Bohrer. 98 mins. See caption review. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. ()deon I When The Wind Blows (PG) (Jimmy T. Murakami. UK. 1986) With the voices of John Mills and Peggy Ashcroft. 85 mins. Five-star animation enlivens this otherwise monotonous and talkative version of the Raymond Briggs book in which an impossibly naive elderly couple 1 face the challenge of the nuclear age with the same spirit that brought them through the Blitz. Glasgow: GFT. I White Mischief ( 18) (Mike Radford. UK/US. 1987) Greta Scacchi. (‘harles Dance. Joss Ackland. 107 mins. Kenya. 1941 . Sir Jock Delves Broughton shoots his wife's lover. Lord Errol. and is acquitted by the colonial court. Resoluter dreary African sexual shenanigans. Iackadaisically acted and dreadfully slow. which manages to make what sounds like quite intriguing source material into a cold and lumpy pudding of a movie. Glasgow: GFI‘. I Withnail And I ( 15) (Bruce Robinson. UK. 1987) Paul McGann. Richard Grant. Richard Griffiths. 107 mins. 1969. Two out of work actors surviving through London giro squalor take a break in a
Vice Versa (PG) ( Brian Gilbert, US, 1988) Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corrine Bohrer, Swoozie Kurtz. 98 mins. In 1947 pater Roger Livesey swapped places with son Anthony Newley, now forty-one years later in an unofficial remake we have superyuppie Judge Reinhold trapped in the pre-pubescent frame of his brattish spawn Fred Savage and er, vice versa. A mystic oriental vase having rather arbitrarily brought about the central conceit, this 1988 incarnation settles down for an hour and a half of predictability peppered by a good deal of clumsy comic mugging in which Mr Beinhold‘s acting limitations are sadly exposed. So we watch as the adult department store vice-president goes to work with sneakers on and a pet frog in his pocket, while the schoolboy's new-found conversational maturity befuddles his chums and a taste for gin dismays his mama (or should that be his wife?).
Now we could possibly be in for some grown-up laughs here, but apartlrom the off-hand line ‘It's a Freudian
picturcseque Lake District cottage. where one of them suffers the attentions ofthe ageing homosexual owner.
Reasonably entertaining British comedy with a tendency to rely on the all-too-easy targets of drug-taking and gay stereotyping for much of its humour. Glasgow: GE’I‘.
I Witness ( 15) (Peter Weir. US. 1985) Harrison Ford. Kelly McGillis. 112 mins.
A young Amish boy is witness to a murder. The investigation leads a cop into a brush with another culture. a little romance to the strains of Sam Cooke. and the expected police corruption. Atmospheric. impeccably acted. and beautifully acted. Glasgow: GPI.
I Year Of Living Dangeroust (PG) (Peter Weir. Australia. 1982) Mel Gibson.
' My mind kept wandering int an
his first posting as a foreign correspondent. and an emotional
imaginary scenario where some precocious Beverly Hills unfortunate became possessed by the soul of Anthony Newley. There’s a movie in there that probably shouldn‘t be let out.
involvement in the midst ofthe country's political upheavals leads to a tough sct'of personal choices. A fine balance of chararcterisation. action highlights and historical recreation in this impressive Peter Weir film. Eidinburgh: Cameo.
nightmare!’ (38 “8mm” “101188 his I the movie might be right up your street. girlfriend about to get off with his kid) ' top Brit screenwriters largely drop the interestinglypervy stuff to heap on the PG-rating staples of impotent funny viilalnry, slapstick chase sequences and too much telegraphed farce. Perhaps if your mind had been taken over by an eleven year-old for the day
Sigourney Weaver. Linda llunt. llSmins. 1 Indonesia. 1965. Journalist Gibson ison
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